Most anticipated albums of 2014
Beck, Wu-Tang Clan, U2, and even more Kanye West
Beck - 'Morning Phase'
Release date: February
Why it's anticipated: Beck's first studio album in six years marks his return to the introspective, mellow sound he established on 2002's "Sea Change." The Los Angeles songwriter recently described it to Rolling Stone as "California music," inspired by folkies such as the Byrds, Crosby Stills and Nash and Gram Parsons. "Morning Phase" reunites Beck with many of the same musicians who played on "Sea Change" and features three songs recorded in a session with Jack White. - Whitney Phaneuf